Airports Authority of India: News
14 Dec 2022Delhi
Smooth passenger movement at Delhi airport after congestion complaints: Authority
The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) officials in Delhi on Wednesday stated that smooth passenger movement was reported at all of its terminal entry points at T3 with an approximate waiting duration of zero to five minutes.
11 Dec 2022Delhi
Passengers complain utter chaos, never-ending queues at Delhi airport
As the chaos of the holiday season kicks in, jam-packed scenes and long queues are being reported at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
11 Dec 2022Goa
PM to inaugurate North Goa's 1st airport in Mopa today
With an aim to boost connectivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Mopa International Airport in North Goa on Sunday.
24 Sep 2022Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Private security to replace CISF personnel for airport non-core duties
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to replace the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel posted at non-core duties by private security personnel at 60 airports, it said in a release on Friday.
29 Jul 2022Kolkata
IndiGo plane skids off runway during take-off, wheels get stuck
An IndiGo flight from Jorhat, Assam, to Kolkata was reportedly canceled on Thursday after the aircraft went off the runway before takeoff and a pair of its wheels got trapped in the muddy outfield.
27 Mar 2022Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Regular international flights resume from today; everything you should know
After two years, India resumed international flight operations on Sunday.
26 Mar 2022Ministry of Civil Aviation
Airports Authority issues new guidelines as international flights resume tomorrow
India will resume international flights from March 27 at midnight after a two-year-long break.
01 Sep 2021Pune
Pune airport's new terminal building to be ready by August
The construction work of the newly integrated terminal building at Pune Airport, which is coming up at an investment of Rs. 475 crore, is expected to be completed by August next year, with 60% of the work already completed, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on Wednesday.
30 Mar 2021Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Consider spot fines on passengers not wearing masks properly: DGCA
Aviation regulator Director-General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday told the airports to consider imposing spot fines, with the help of police authorities, on passengers who are not wearing masks properly and maintaining social distance as per the COVID-19 guidelines.
20 Jan 2021Kerala
Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday criticized the takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by the Adani Group, saying it is not for the development of the facility but to protect the interest of monopolies.
13 Nov 2020Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
'Shameful state': Juhi Chawla stranded for hours at airport
Actor Juhi Chawla was recently stranded for hours at the airport, after returning from UAE to India.
04 Jun 2020Zomato
Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA
Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.
21 May 2020Puri
Air fares will be capped for three months
Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.
21 May 2020Hardeep Singh Puri
Guidelines for domestic air travel announced: What's allowed, what's not
The Airports Authority of India, AAI, on Thursday released the standard operating procedure (SOPs) for domestic air travel, underlining that downloading the Aarogya Setu app will not be mandatory for children below 14 years.
17 May 2020India
Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds
The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.
16 May 2020Coronavirus
AAI asks passengers to mandatorily download Aarogya Setu, carry hand-sanitizer
Air passengers will now be required to have the government's COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu app on their phones, as per guidelines issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Friday.
29 Jan 2020Goa
Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone
After a video of Bollywood actor Salman Khan snatching a fan's phone away went viral, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has demanded a ban on the 54-year-old actor in Goa.
03 Jan 2020Pune
IndiGo ordered to compensate fliers who found cockroach on flight
An IndiGo flight from Pune to Delhi on December 31, 2018, turned horrifying for two passengers, who found a cockroach on the aircraft.
24 Jul 2019India
Now, travel paperless at Bengaluru Airport
In what comes as good news for fliers, passengers boarding from the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru can now travel without having to present any travel documents.
08 Mar 2019Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets
Passengers travelling via air, both domestic and international, might have to pay more for their tickets soon, as Passenger Service Fee (PSF) is due for an increase.
07 Feb 2019Narendra Modi
PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said today.
09 Jan 2019Andaman & Nicobar
Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes
According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.
08 Jan 2019Madurai
AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.
16 Nov 2018Arvind Kejriwal
TM Krishna's canceled Delhi-concert rescheduled, after AAP steps in
Carnatic singer TM Krishna whose concert on November 17 in Delhi was canceled due to attacks by right-wing trolls has been rescheduled after AAP stepped in.
15 Nov 2018Piyush Goyal
TM Krishna's Delhi-concert canceled after right-wing trolls target him
In what serves as a reminder that actions on the web have an impact on the real world, the concert of renowned Carnatic singer TM Krishna was called off in the national capital after right-wing trolls targeted him.
01 Nov 2018Odisha
Odisha: Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'
The Cabinet today approved renaming the Jharsuguda aerodrome in Odisha as 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'.
27 Oct 2018India
5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India
Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel.
08 Oct 2018India
Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF
Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.
24 Sep 2018Narendra Modi
PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here
Nine years after its foundation stone was laid, the stunning Pakyong Airport in Sikkim was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
08 Sep 2018India
Govt-run airports to have separate food counters with affordable snacks
Tea and snacks would be available at the MRP at some counters in government-run airports in India, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said.
06 Sep 2018Karnataka
Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019
Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.
03 Sep 2018Srinagar
Union Minister acts on 'toilet-cum-childcare' room at Srinagar airport
Junior Civil Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha, today directed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to look into the allegations of a toilet being converted into a childcare room at the Srinagar airport.
19 Aug 2018Monsoon
Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow
The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.
15 Aug 2018Yogi Adityanath
UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports
Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Center for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.
15 Aug 2018Vadodara
You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport
A first-of-its-kind art installation called 'Shaurya Sthal' in Vadodara Airport will make it possible for you to 'march' with armed forces.
02 Aug 2018Lok Sabha
26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha
Twenty-six cases of mid-air miss were reported over the Indian airspace this year till June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha.
25 Jul 2018John F Kennedy
Soon, travel without removing laptops from hand baggage at airports
Indian authorities are mulling a new passenger-friendly technology that is increasingly being tested in some of the world's busiest airports.
17 Jul 2018India
Peak-hour flight fares may increase if govt. passes new proposal
In a move akin to surge pricing policies on ride-hailing services, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is mulling over a proposal to impose additional charges on airlines for flights during peak hours.
16 Jul 2018Bombay High Court
Bombay-HC slaps Rs. 5L fine on Leela Hotels for 'forum-hunting'
The Bombay HC today imposed a fine of Rs. 5L on Hotel Leela Venture Limited for "forum-hunting" by seeking that their pleas, challenging eviction proceedings, be heard by a single-judge bench.
15 Jul 2018India
34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment
Airports across the country are lacking in basic security equipment like bomb detectors, baggage X-ray machines and walkie-talkies, the CISF has warned.
10 Jul 2018Vadodara
Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost
The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost.
05 Jul 2018India
Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India
A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.
07 Jun 2018India
This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India
New Jersey-based conglomerate Honeywell International, at the behest of the Indian government, is developing a software solution that would decode over 100 Indian accents.
04 Jun 2018Vadodara
Vadodara airport seeks nod from AAI to operate facility round-the-clock
The Vadodara airport authorities have sought permission from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operating the facility round-the-clock at the city's airport situated in Harni.
03 Jun 2018Shillong
Indian airports witness 21.7% growth in passenger-traffic in April YOY
The passenger traffic in Indian airports in April registered a substantial growth of 21.7% over the corresponding month last year, according to the latest figures released by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).
29 May 2018India
Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues
The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource.
24 May 2018Hyderabad
AAI strikes deal with IIT-Madras to improve air navigation
Keeping in mind the exponential growth in air traffic, Airports Authority of India (AAI) struck a deal with IIT-Madras yesterday to jointly research and improve air navigation systems.
22 May 2018India
India's busiest airports will outgrow their capacities this year
According to the documents accessed by the Hindustan Times through the RTI act, at least 25 of India's busiest airports are operating beyond capacity, while the rest will reach their optimal capacity in 2018-19.
12 May 2018Goa
Indian Navy: Goa airport's runway might not be safe
After extensive discussions with all stakeholders, the Indian Navy has dropped its plan of closing down the Goa International Airport's runway for maintenance every Saturday and Sunday.
22 Apr 2018Kolkata
Airport Authority of India recruits its first woman firefighter
Firefighting in Indian aviation is no longer a man's job alone.
29 Mar 2018India
200 senior AAI staff to get special training from IIM-Bangalore
Middle-senior level employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI), earmarked for succession, will get customized training on management and leadership development from Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Bangalore).
18 Mar 2018India
Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?
Owing to a massive surge in passenger numbers, Indian airports are stretched well beyond their capacity and require billions of dollars worth of investment in infrastructure, analysts have warned.
25 Feb 2018Mumbai
Sridevi's mortal remains to arrive in Mumbai from Dubai, tonight
According to a source from Airports Authority of India, a private jet is being flown to Dubai to carry Sridevi Kapoor's mortal remains.
23 Feb 2018Goa
Poor visibility hits flight operations at Goa Airport
Poor visibility due to fog severely affected flight operations at Goa's Dabolim Airport on Friday morning, as a result of which two international and three domestic flights were diverted to various cities.
18 Feb 2018India
Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched a laudable initiative for women, coincidentally around the release of movie 'PadMan.'
23 Dec 2017India
India to get its first runway on sea-bridge at Lakshadweep
India is set to get its first runway on a 'sea-bridge'. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given its approval to Lakshadweep's Agatti Airport for the same.
23 Nov 2017India
Airfares likely to increase with hike in passengers services fee
Airfares are likely to increase as the government mulls raising passenger services fee (PSF) by at least 38% to meet airport security costs.
10 Nov 2017India
New airports coming up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai
India's four metros are all set to get second airports soon to tackle the growing traffic.
21 Sep 2017India
SpiceJet Incident: Whistleblower writes to Aviation Ministry about potential hazard
Following the SpiceJet flight skidding incident at Mumbai, Airports Authority of India's DGM (Aviation Safety), S Mangala, flagged off a potential hazard.
10 Sep 2017India
MHA asks for tightened security, warns of possible terror attack
Following intelligence inputs regarding a possible terror attack, the Union home ministry has thrown caution to the wind and asked all state governments and security agencies to tighten security at airports, bus stands, train and metro stations.
18 Aug 2017DNA
GMR-led DIAL's JVs made aviation ministry, AAI lose crores
Reportedly, the government auditor, after scrutinizing the GMR group-led Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL), has unearthed that the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had undermined public interest by okaying cargo JVs in 2009-10.
10 Jun 2017India
Chennai's 2nd airport- Private companies buys 2500 acres
A private company has bought approximately 2,500 acres of land and plans to build a second airport in Chennai.
31 May 2017Delhi
Gautam Gambhir moves Delhi HC against restaurant using his name
Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court against a restaurant chain using his name in the tagline.
07 May 2017India
As security becomes pricier, flights get costlier
Looking at the increasing security threats, the Centre has decided to requisite the services of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to guard India's 98 airports. This will mean that flyers will have to pay more as airfares will increase with an imminent hike in passenger security fee (PSF).
01 May 2017India
Chennai airport to become 'silent' from May 1
The Airports Authority of India has decided to make Chennai airport silent from May 1, like those that meet international standards. The scheme is part of modernization plans.
01 Mar 2017Mumbai
AAI cuts down staff salaries by 80%
Airports Authority of India (AAI) reduced the February salaries of its staff without notifying them with any prior warning.